Oakmont E-Blast 11-9-2021

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Seventeenth Annual Veterans Appreciation Event

Thursday, November 11 at noon

Berger Center and on Zoom

Join the celebration by attending the program to thank all our veterans.  The program includes service anthem music, parading of the colors and features notable local speakers Kathy Ruiz, Charlie Ensley, Susan Gorin, Jack Tibbetts and Tom Kendrick.

All veterans, family and friends of veterans are invited to join the celebration. All veterans will be honored during the ceremony and are encouraged to wear uniforms, ball caps or insignias of their service.

Connect to Zoom at:

Enjoy Oakmont Gardens Flag Raising Ceremony at 11:00 AM by Scout Troop 55.

Blood Pressure Clinic Closed

Blood Pressure Clinic will be Closed on November 10

Will Resume November 17

No OHI Class? – Videos Available

Oakmont Health Initiative Taking a Break

OHI Free Fitness will be taking a break on November 10, November 12 and all of Thanksgiving Week. During those times you can still get your OHI Free Fitness fix by visiting https://oakmontvillage.com/videos and watching one of the class recordings.

Mark Your Calendar

Activities throughout Oakmont are picking up speed. Clubs and organizations are shifting events to pre-pandemic status with many still providing hybrid opportunities online. Here are some reminders for your calendar:

Art and Craft Faire
Saturday, November 13

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Berger Auditorium (come to see the Berger’s new floor and paint)

Zapata Grill Food Truck from Kenwood

Music Groups on the Stage with Dancers at 12 p.m.

Fifth Annual Frozen Turkey Drive

To Benefit the Redwood Gospel Mission’s Thanksgiving Banquet

November 20

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Berger Parking Lot

If you are unable to purchase a turkey, you may also drop off a check made payable to the Redwood Gospel Mission or call Susan Chauncy, 707-536-9765, to make arrangements for check pick up.

 Booster Clinics November 10 and 11

November 10 at Berger

November 11 at East Rec

 If you are scheduled for a Covid booster shot, please bring your Medicare B card and supplemental insurance cards along with a photo identification and proof of vaccination (CDC card or digital code). A consent form, which is available with the online registration, should be filled out and turned in when you come for your appointment.

Oak Has New Hours of Operation

Seven Days a Week

11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Happy Hour is Monday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with beverages for $6 and half off selected appetizers.   Reservations can be made for larger groups with Food and Beverage Manager Hayley Garibaldi at 707-539-0415 x7.

Community Craft Fair

November 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Valley of the Moon Club invites you to attend our community craft fair on November 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Admission is free.

Matter of Balance Program Seeking Coaches

An award-winning  fall prevention program, which was presented at last week’s town hall on medical emergencies, is seeking individuals in Oakmont who want to train as coaches for the eight-week Matter of Balance (MOB) program. Click here to get details of the program. You may also contact The Area Agency on Aging’s  CB Wohl cwohl@schsd.org for information on how to become a trainer. To learn more about Matter of Balance, visit Matter of Balance | MaineHealth.

You can read news stories about the Town hall (oakmontvillage.com/article/not-sure-call-911/) and watch the video (oakmontvillage.com/article/11-2-2021-town-hall-medical-emergencies/).

December 7 from 2 to 7 p.m.

West Rec

LIMITS: 15 gallons of liquid (maximum of five gallons per container) or 125 pounds of solid material.  NEVER mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in the trunk, packed to prevent spills.  Syringes/needles must be in sealed, approved Sharps containers.

NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives or ammunition, radioactive materials, biological waste (except syringes), TVs, computer monitors and other electronics and business waste.

Online Appointments are now available!!!!!
or call 707-364-6927.  Only 100 appointments available – first-come, first-served.

SIR 92 thinks that its partnership with the Redwood Empire Food Bank and our wonderful neighbors in Oakmont makes a dent in the ongoing struggle to provide food to those without. The Food Bank provides the equivalent of $60,000,000 worth of food each year. There are 100,000 people each month who rely on the Food Bank.

Because Oakmont cares, SIR 92 has set a target for November to fill 10 food barrels prior to Thanksgiving. To accomplish this, we need all of our community that can do so to donate non-perishable items into the food barrels. You will find the barrels at the Berger, the CAC, the East Rec and near the pool at the West Rec. Be as generous as you can so everyone may have a full stomach.

November 14

At Berger and on Zoom
Robin Jurs
Mountain Lions in Oakmont

In California, mountain lions are at the top of the food chain.  They play a critical role in the maintenance and functioning of our natural ecosystems.  Yet mountain lions themselves live a fragile existence.   Robin is involved with the “Living with Lions Project” and will teach us how to live side by side with our wild neighbors. Mountain lions are becoming an increasingly common visitor to Oakmont.  The more we know about them, the better and safer we all will be.   Here kitty-kitty!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 3177 9099
Passcode: 234871

Movies at Oakmont

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Berger Center

November 14: Café Society

Looking for an exciting career, young Bobby Dorfman leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood. After landing a job with his uncle, Bobby falls for Vonnie, a charming woman who happens to be his employer’s mistress. Settling for friendship but ultimately heartbroken, Bobby returns to the Bronx and begins working in a nightclub. Everything falls into place when he finds romance with a beautiful socialite until Vonnie walks back into his life and captures his heart once again.  PG-13; 1 hour, 36 minutes in length.

November 21: The Good Liar

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her life and home to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.  R; 1 hour, 49 minutes in length

November 28: Card Counter

Redemption is the long game.  Told with Schrader’s trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions, and features riveting performances from stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe. R; 1 hour, 49 minutes in length

Audio-Visual Trainings Through the End of the Year

Need to hold an event using our AV equipment but need a refresher or full training? To signup, contact: JaneGyorgy@gmail.com.

Upcoming Trainings:  Six dates, 11 classes:

November 12, East Rec from 3-4:30
November 17, East Rec from 9-10:30 and 11-12:30
November 19, Berger from 1-2:30
November 29, East Rec from 9-10:30, 11-12:30, 1-2:30
December 2, East Rec from 3-4:30
December 28 , East Rec from 9-10:30, 11-12:30, 1-2:30

Folk Legacy Trio

Saturday, November 20 at 7 p.m.

Berger Center


Presented by Oakmont Lifelong Learning and back by popular demand, former Kingston Trio singers George Grove and Rick Dougherty team up with Jerry Siggins to perform an evening of songs from the great folk era of the ‘50s through the mid-’70s.  Theater-style seating.

To make reservations:
• Go to oakmontll.org
• Fill out a form and place in the OLL folder at the OVA office along with your check
• Pay at the door.

Holiday Boutique

November. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsored by P.E.O.

Oakmont Gardens Lobby

Avoid the holiday hassle and shop for a variety of baked goods, homemade pickles, jams, snacks, craft items and beautiful gift baskets.

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization of women helping women in the advancement of education through scholarships, grants, awards and loans. All proceeds from this boutique will go towards these endeavors.

 Digital Currencies
Wednesday, November 10 at 4 p.m. on Zoom

In the last decade, we’ve heard a lot about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Now we’re hearing about other concepts that relate to digital currencies. Both represent the use of digital technology for financial transactions, more generally known as Fintech. While these two concepts are often mentioned together, they are actually quite different; and it is important to understand how they differ. This meeting will focus on clarifying each and how they are different.

It is not the intention of this session to discuss investment considerations for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 847 4008 7383
Passcode: 375547

One tap mobile +16699006833,,84740087383# US (San Jose)

The Oakmont Futures Club is chartered to keep Oakmont residents up to date with technical advances that will impact us during the next 2-10 years. The website is OakmontFuture.com and email is futureoakmont@gmail.com.

“Ground Rules” by Eric Chappell

November 15 at 2 p.m.

CAC, Room B

Playreaders and visitors can expect some welcome laughs when “Ground Rules” comes to Oakmont.  Eric Chappell, author of the play, describes “Ground Rules” as a comedy; but there are some serious moments that reveal the generation gap between the two couples and provide food for thought among playreaders.

Bringing “Ground Rules” to life are playreaders Al Johnson and Joyce O’Connor as Gerry and Judith and Dennis Hall and Marcel Coder as Ashley and Jo. Narrator is Patricia Thelen.

Admission is free.

Genealogy Research – Immigration

November 15 at 1 p.m. on Zoom

The Genealogy Club is continuing a series of basic lectures in genealogy research on Zoom.  The November 15 lecture will be on a DIFFERENT DATE THAN NORMAL.

Understanding your family’s immigration to the United States is one of the most interesting and difficult research areas for genealogists. This lecture will cover how to find basic information in the US censuses and draft records; understanding how immigration worked during the Ellis Island period (1892-1924); understanding how to find Ellis Island records; and a brief discussion on naturalization papers and how to find immigration information for those who immigrated prior to 1892.

If you’re interested and not on the email list, please email the club at oakmontancestry@gmail.com.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 846 4158 6641
Passcode: 845895
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,84641586641# US (San Jose)

China and Taiwan – Great Decisions

November 15 at 10 a.m.

The Great Decisions discussion groups continue to meet on Zoom monthly. The next meeting topic will be China and Taiwan.  US policies toward Taiwan with China’s increasing tension in the area will be discussed.

If you are interested in joining the discussion, there will be a few readings ahead of the meeting. Send your email to oakmontgd@gmail.com.

Oakmont Car Club First Annual Cars and Coffee

Saturday, December 4 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Berger Parking Lot

Free Coffee and Donuts

You are invited to bring your classic, sports, Tesla or exotic car to the first annual holiday meet-up! Email us at: oakmontcarclub@gmail.com or call/text Ron at 707-529-8033 to confirm.

Christmas Party for the Bocce Crowd

Saturday, December 11 at 5 p.m.
East Rec Center

Catered by Oakmont Market:

Table appetizers – chef’s choice
Mixed green salad

Choice of one entrée: beef filet, maple-glazed baked salmon, vegetarian eggplant, parmesan or pasta primavera
Assorted breads and butter
Decaf coffee, tea, water

Price for members: $35, non-members: $40.

B.Y.O.B. and mixers

Please use the form that will appear in the Oakmont News and submit to the office before December 1.